Rbobby
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Dell drivers or utilities for Ubuntu Linux 18.04?

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Recently got a new Inspiron 15-3567 Intel I-5 based laptop, wiped out the Windows 10 it came with and installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The software installed with no issues, and everything works just fine.

But, does Dell have any special drivers or utilities for this machine or this OS? I poked around the support section of the Dell website and didn't find anything.

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speedstep
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Re: Dell drivers or utilities for Ubuntu Linux 18.04?

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Dell does have some things.

HOWEVER

These are not for all Dells All models

and support is not free.  Redhat and Ubuntu support tend to be for Enterprise customers with a support contract.

Ubuntu 18.04 released in April 2018 and will be supported until April 2023.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes/ChangeSummary/18.04.2

Ubuntu 12.04's LTS period ended April 28, 2017, you can purchase an Ubuntu 12.04 Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) license. Unlike the newer versions of Ubuntu, these updates won't be free.

http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04.2/

64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop image

64-bit PC (AMD64) server install image

 

Ubuntu 12.04 patches will be available only through the Ubuntu Advantage support plan. Prices start at $150 per year per server and $250 per year with a minimum of 10 virtual servers. The latter plan includes work week online and phone technical support. There's also a desktop plan, which will run you $150 per year per desktop with a minimum order of 50 desktops. These updates will be delivered in a secure, private archive available only to customers on a per-node basis.

ESM subscriptions will last for at least twelve months.

 

https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201608-25079/

This system was tested with 16.04 LTS, running the 4.4.0-36-generic kernel.

Certification notes

Vertical Scrolling (single touch) doesn't work

Single touch (edge) scrolling does not work on this system, but multi-touch scrolling works as expected

Slow Resume from Suspend

This system does not not meet our performance criteria for resuming from suspend, but suspend/resume is functional and other functionality is not affected.

BIOS Dell: 00.03.04 (UEFI)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz

Video

Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics

Ethernet

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller

Wireless

Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Hardware details

Audio

Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio

Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio

BIOS

Dell 00.03.04

Bluetooth

Atheros Communications 0cf3:e009

Board

Dell Unknown

Cardreader

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller

Cdrom

Aquantia Corp. PLDS DVD+/-RW DU-8A5LH

Chassis

Dell Docking Station

Dell Laptop

Disk

Aquantia Corp. TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100

Efi

American Megatrends Inc. /var/log/kern.log.1:EFI v2.40

American Megatrends Inc. /var/log/kern.log:EFI v2.40

Keyboard

Aquantia Corp. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Network

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz

System

Dell Inspiron 15-3567

Touchpad

Aquantia Corp. DELL078C:00 06CB:78F6

Aquantia Corp. SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Usb

Intel Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller

Video

Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics

Wireless

Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Other

Aquantia Corp. Dell WMI hotkeys

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Headphone Mic

Aquantia Corp. Intel HID events

Aquantia Corp. Lid Switch

Aquantia Corp. Power Button

Aquantia Corp. Sleep Button

Aquantia Corp. Video Bus

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

 

https://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/555/campaigns/xps-linux-laptop_us

 

 

 

 

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speedstep
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Re: Dell drivers or utilities for Ubuntu Linux 18.04?

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Dell does have some things.

HOWEVER

These are not for all Dells All models

and support is not free.  Redhat and Ubuntu support tend to be for Enterprise customers with a support contract.

Ubuntu 18.04 released in April 2018 and will be supported until April 2023.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes/ChangeSummary/18.04.2

Ubuntu 12.04's LTS period ended April 28, 2017, you can purchase an Ubuntu 12.04 Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) license. Unlike the newer versions of Ubuntu, these updates won't be free.

http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04.2/

64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop image

64-bit PC (AMD64) server install image

 

Ubuntu 12.04 patches will be available only through the Ubuntu Advantage support plan. Prices start at $150 per year per server and $250 per year with a minimum of 10 virtual servers. The latter plan includes work week online and phone technical support. There's also a desktop plan, which will run you $150 per year per desktop with a minimum order of 50 desktops. These updates will be delivered in a secure, private archive available only to customers on a per-node basis.

ESM subscriptions will last for at least twelve months.

 

https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201608-25079/

This system was tested with 16.04 LTS, running the 4.4.0-36-generic kernel.

Certification notes

Vertical Scrolling (single touch) doesn't work

Single touch (edge) scrolling does not work on this system, but multi-touch scrolling works as expected

Slow Resume from Suspend

This system does not not meet our performance criteria for resuming from suspend, but suspend/resume is functional and other functionality is not affected.

BIOS Dell: 00.03.04 (UEFI)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz

Video

Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics

Ethernet

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller

Wireless

Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Hardware details

Audio

Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio

Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio

BIOS

Dell 00.03.04

Bluetooth

Atheros Communications 0cf3:e009

Board

Dell Unknown

Cardreader

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller

Cdrom

Aquantia Corp. PLDS DVD+/-RW DU-8A5LH

Chassis

Dell Docking Station

Dell Laptop

Disk

Aquantia Corp. TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100

Efi

American Megatrends Inc. /var/log/kern.log.1:EFI v2.40

American Megatrends Inc. /var/log/kern.log:EFI v2.40

Keyboard

Aquantia Corp. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Network

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz

System

Dell Inspiron 15-3567

Touchpad

Aquantia Corp. DELL078C:00 06CB:78F6

Aquantia Corp. SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Usb

Intel Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller

Video

Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics

Wireless

Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Other

Aquantia Corp. Dell WMI hotkeys

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Headphone Mic

Aquantia Corp. Intel HID events

Aquantia Corp. Lid Switch

Aquantia Corp. Power Button

Aquantia Corp. Sleep Button

Aquantia Corp. Video Bus

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

 

https://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/555/campaigns/xps-linux-laptop_us

 

 

 

 

Report Unresolved Customer Service Issues
here

I do not work for Dell. I too am a user.

The forum is primarily user to user, with Dell employees moderating
Contact USA Technical Support






Get Support on Twitter @DellCaresPro

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Rbobby
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Re: Dell drivers or utilities for Ubuntu Linux 18.04?

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Oh, I'm not looking for support; I knew I was on my own the instant I wiped Windows 10 off the disk. I was just curious if there were any useful Dell-specific utilities or the like that I wasn't able to find.

The installation of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS went completely without incident, all the hardware works as it should and all the software I've installed is working as it should as well.

I have 2 Optiplex 3010s (one of which is also running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) and an old 790, so I've been around the block a few times.

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Rbobby
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Re: Dell drivers or utilities for Ubuntu Linux 18.04?

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Somehow managed to post the message twice, and there doesn't seem to be any way for me to delete the extra one, so I've edited it to turn it in to an apology. 

Sorry for the extraneous message!

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